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Income from dairy exports down in Ukraine

Staff Writer |
The export of dairy products from Ukraine decreased by 22% in January-February 2019 year-over-year, amounting to $34.2 million, while supply volumes remained at the same level as last year.

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It is reported sales of milk and cream was 5,000 tonnes, which is 54.6% more y-o-y.

The highest share of such exports was to Qatar (42%, or $1.4 million) and Moldova with 24%, or $814,000.

Sales of condensed milk and cream, taking into account powder milk, in January-February amounted to 3,600 tonnes, which is 32.4% lower than in 2018.

The main importers of this product during the reporting period were Kuwait, Israel, and Armenia, with a total share of 25% in the structure of all shipments.

Thus, Ukraine exported to these countries condensed milk and cream, as well as powder milk, worth a total of $6.5 million, namely worth $837,000 to Armenia, $672,000 to Israel, and $555,000 to Kuwait.

According to the Association, exports of fermented milk products in January-February amounted to 975 tonnes, which is 46.2% more y-o-y.

The main buyers for the reporting period were Kazakhstan, which imported this product by $563,000, or 40% in the total supply structure, and Moldova – by $382,000, or 27.3% in the total supply structure.

In addition, 3,900 tonnes of butter were exported in the two months of this year, which is 36.4% less y-o-y.

The main importers during the reporting period were the Netherlands, Morocco and Moldova.

The supply of cheese to foreign markets increased by 3.17% y-o-y, to 1,000 tonnes.

At the same time, the total export value decreased by 2.8%, to $3.5 million.

The largest importers of Ukrainian cheese were Moldova and Egypt.

The sales of milk whey increased by 21% y-o-y and amounted to 4,900 tonnes.

At the same time, most of these products were exported to China and Malaysia during the reporting period.

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